The Air Division represents members at some of the nation’s largest airlines, including American, Southwest, and Envoy, in addition to members at several U.S. military and service bases, including Fort Lee, Fort Gordon, and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. We are proud to have bargained industry-leading contracts for working people across nearly every class and craft in the aviation industry, from flight attendants, to mechanics and related, stores, ramp agents, flight training crew instructors, and dispatchers. Our service contract locals are growing rapidly, adding members in dozens of fields on military installations all over the U.S.
For individual contract information, please visit the local website or contact your local.
In addition to traditional contract campaigns, the Air Division participated in the International Campaign Unit’s inaugural campaign effort, the ‘Today We Unite’ campaign for justice at American Airlines. Click the button below to visit that campaign’s page.
Air Division Updates
Air Division Updates
Published 05 Jan, 2016 1966 Strike a Seminal Moment in TWU History Fifty years ago this month, New York City transit workers, led by TWU founding president Michael Quill, voted unanimously to strike, setting the stage for how TWU is recognized today: a fighting, militant union that stands up for justice for all working people, […]
Published 10 Feb, 2016 Update: Read the thank you letter from Local 555 Those were the words of gratitude from a TWU Local 555 member who, along with over 100 co-workers, was suspended not long before Christmas. As previously reported, Southwest Airlines issued unpaid suspensions ranging from 45 to 90 days to 105 Local 555 members in December, […]
Published 02 Sep, 2016 Sisters and Brothers, The Mechanic & Related/Stores and Fleet Service Negotiating Committees met with American Airlines this week in Washington, DC. The following are the upcoming negotiations sessions: • Week of September 19 – Washington, DC • Week of September 26 – Dallas/Fort Worth Fleet Service Update During this […]
Published 21 Jun, 2016 International President Harry Lombardo met with presidents of TWU’s American Airlines locals yesterday, taking a short break from ongoing negotiations preparations for an honest and frank status check on bargaining with the company. “We’re investing an incredible amount of resources into this,” Lombardo told the group. “And if you need more, […]
Published 09 Mar, 2016 Remember the fun you had with your G.I. Joes, Barbies and Star Wars play sets? In the third of our Voter Registration Campaign videos, you’ll find the civic duty of voting can be just as much fun! Be a real American voter! Watch and share our video #TWULegCon
Published 21 Jul, 2011 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) could shutdown this Friday, July 22 thanks to Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives who are threatening to block renewal of funding because stripping aviation and rail workers of their rights is more important to them than airline safety and jobs. Essentially, Republican leadership is […]
Published 06 Feb, 2012 by James C. Little Last week, AMR executives revealed their proposal for bankruptcy reorganization. They decided to hit their employees at American Airlines and American Eagle with a hammer, slashing 13,000 jobs and dumping pension plans on the PBGC. They’re aiming for a 20 percent reduction in labor costs. From everything […]
Published 07 Mar, 2012 AMR Drops Demand to Shift Pensions to U.S Gov’t Agency; Backs off Demand for Additional Concessions in Return Dallas — In a major development in the ongoing AMR bankruptcy case, TWU members at American Airlines have won a freeze of current pension plans. “The company initially wanted to terminate our pension […]